New pro 14
Max 12 seems to be your ticket. I'm also a Colorado boater and run may of the rivers named. Have minimax and pro 14. if I were only planning on having one boat it would be the max 12.I've read every Hyside post on this forum and asked everyone I know who rafts, yet I still can't decide on which Hyside to get. If anyone has more recommendations, please tell me.
I live in CO and only have experience with cats. I mainly do browns, numbers, colorado, grizzly, gunnison, etc. as R2, and on occasion I take 3 or 4. We do a few multi-day trips a season as well (usually up to 5 days on a phatcat with 4 people), so I'm not leaning towards anything larger than a 12'. My main debate is between a paddlecat, minimax, and 12' max.